Royal Wedding by Meg Cabot

Royal Wedding
by Meg Cabot

For Princess Mia, the past five years since college graduation have been a whirlwind of activity: living in New York City, running her new teen community center, being madly in love, and attending royal engagements. And speaking of engagements. Mia's gorgeous longtime boyfriend, Michael, managed to clear both their schedules just long enough for an exotic (and very private) Caribbean island interlude where he popped the question! Of course, Mia didn't need to consult her diary to know that her answer was a royal "oui."

But now Mia has a scandal of majestic proportions to contend with: her grandmother has leaked "fake" wedding plans to the press that could cause even normally calm Michael to become a runaway groom. Worse, a scheming politico is trying to force Mia's father from the throne, all because of of a royal secret that could leave Genovia without a stomach. Can Mia prove to everyone--especially herself--that she's not only ready to wed, but ready to rule as well?

Oh how I love the Princess Diaries! I grew up with these books and it felt like I was catching up with an old friend. 
For those of you who have never read the Princess Diaries let me convince you how awesome this series is.
The books are written in diary format (of course) and over the series you follow Mia through bullies, gossip, betrayal, scorned love, and dealing with one of the most outrageous grandmothers you will ever meet. Mia starts out shy and accident prone and over the series matures into a wonderfully quirky person who is still kind of accident prone. The secondary characters are wonderful too. Besides the grandmother, she's got a fun artistic mother, a liberal best friend who is lovable but can be over the top, a bodyguard who is a bit trigger happy (Not Joe from the movies. Although I do love Joe.), and a fat cat who likes to eat socks.
This final book meets all of my expectations and wraps up the series in a neat little bow while still making me want more.
                                                             - Olivia